The Carabao Cup will kick start the new EFL season, with the first four rounds to be played on September.
The first round fixtures will possibly be moved from September 5 due to clashes with international football, while rounds two, three and four will be played on consecutive midweeks, starting on September 15/16.
Premier League sides will enter the tournament at either round two or three, depending on their 2019/20 league placing.
The EFL has also confirmed two-legged semi-finals will no longer be played in the competition, with one-off matches determining which teams reach the final.
The sides drawn first in each semi-final will host the tie.
Carabao Cup 2020/21 Schedule:
- Round one: September 5
- Round two: September 15/16
- Round three: September 22/23
- Round four: September 29/30
- Round five: December 22/23
- Semi-finals: January 5/6
- Final: February 28
Manchester City won last season’s Carabao Cup after defeating Aston Villa 2-1, making it the third consecutive time the club won the tournament.